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Kids4Trees Launches Environmental Program

On September 6, Kids4Trees will launch an environmental program for elementary schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The LAUSD is the second largest school district in the United States, with almost 700,000 students, half of which are in elementary schools. California law mandates the teaching of environmental education; however, many schools cannot…

City Secures Settlement for Wilmington Oil Spill

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge approved a $1.75 million settlement reached by the LA City Attorney’s Office and Crimson Pipeline Management, Inc. in a case involving a large oil spill in Wilmington in 2010. This constitutes a civil resolution of a criminal case that was filed in December 2011. Crimson Pipeline Management, Inc. and…

LA Sanitation Director Enrique Zaldivar Honored

As part of its annual Watershed Warrior Celebration on April 26, the Friends of Ballona Wetlands honored LA Sanitation Director Enrique C. Zaldivar with its  Passionate Pickleweed Award. “Enrique Zaldivar is one of those individuals who uses his position of authority to not only deliver on the services that we depend on from our Bureau…

Restored Stream, Expanded Park Opens in Atwater

Los Angeles City Councilmembers Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti led a celebration on April 12 that marked the completion of the North Atwater Creek Restoration and Park Expansion project. A much-needed improvement in the Glendale Narrows area of the Los Angeles River, the North Atwater Park project provides multiple benefits to the city’s major tributary…

Sneak a Peek with a Click

Here at LA Stormwater, we are proud to be on the leading edge of environmental public education efforts. Our Facebookpage and Team Effort blog gives us a chance to chat with you about the issues facing Los Angeles’ rivers, creeks, lakes and beaches. Our quarterly e-newsletter LA Stormwater provides us with the opportunity to update you on projects and programs we’re…

Turning Los Angeles into the City of Green Angels

These days, green is everywhere. From shamrocks to the first buds of spring  – emerald is the color of choice this time of year!  In the spirit of continuing his goal of making Los Angeles the greenest big city in the nation, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently issued a new challenge to LA’s more than 40,000…

Generation Earth Is Bettering A Watershed Near You!

Clean water is a team effort and Generation Earth is helping the LA Stormwater Program’s efforts in educating our City by providing kids and teachers with the opportunity to become engaged in their local communities and schools. Generation Earth, an environmental education program of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, organizes Water Pollution…

LA Stormwater Is Waving Thanks!

November is always a nice break from wagging our fingers, telling people not to do things, and start putting our hands together for all the amazing work that our followers, partners and volunteers have done to assist and promote the efforts of LA Stormwater. First of all, we’d like to say, to all of our…

It Takes A Team Effort To Celebrate Clean Water

We have a little mantra we like to repeat here at LA Stormwater and we can’t say it enough: Clean Water is a Team Effort! In other words, we are all in this thing together. Fortunately, we have a great array of organizations and volunteers here in Los Angeles that help to build community and…

5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Stormwater

The kids are out of school and it’s starting to heat up here in Southern California. We all remember those lazy summer days of our youth, trekking to Disneyland or hanging out at the beach. Well, what if this summer your kids went back to school with a new found interest in something important, like stormwater issues? We think that would be pretty cool, so here are 5 ways to help get you started!

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